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Kylian Mbappe likely to stay at Paris Saint-Germain instead of joining Real Madrid


Kylian Mbappe has excelled individually as he scored 36 goals and provided 26 assists for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions this season.

Kylian Mbappe (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kylian Mbappe scored 36 goals for PSG in all competitions this season
  • PSG reclaimed Ligue 1 title, but failed to clinch any other trophies
  • Paris Saint-Germain signed Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco FC in 2017

Kylian Mbappe is likely to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain instead of moving to LaLiga champions Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old French forward’s current contract will expire on June 30. A new contract, which could tie Mbappe to the French champions Paris Saint-Germain until 2025 has not been signed yet, French sports daily L’Equipe reported.

There were reports that Mbappe would join Real Madrid on a free transfer when his contract expired at the end of the season.

Mbappe burst onto the scene as a teenager. He helped his national team, France, win the World Cup in 2018. Paris Saint-Germain signed Mbappe from AS Monaco FC in 2017 in a deal that was reported to be about 180 million euros.

The transfer made him the world’s second-most expensive signing after Brazilian forward Neymar, who moved from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros.

Real Madrid had previously bid for Mbappe last year. However, they were rejected by Paris Saint-Germain. This year, the Parisian club appeared prepared to lose Mbappe on a free transfer. According to reports last year, the Spanish champions had offered Paris Saint-Germain as much as 200 million euros for the Frenchman.

Paris Saint-Germain, however, had no mood of parting ways with Mbappe in their quest for Champions League glory. This season, the French club fell short when Real Madrid made a dramatic comeback in the last-16 to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the competition.

Paris Saint-Germain added firepower to their star-studded squad, signing Lionel Messi from Barcelona. However, apart from reclaiming the Ligue 1 title, Paris Saint-Germain failed to clinch any other trophies.

The Frenchman Mbappe ensured to shine individually as he scored 36 goals and provided 26 assists for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions this season.



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